May 4, 2011

The Vault

There has been some talk about opening the vault.
It's scary.
It's old.
It's saturated.
It's outlined.
It's purple.

What's in the vault?
{ Right Image: "Lady of the Lake" }
The vault means surfacing work from 2007 and back. There may be a piece here and there from those years still floating about on my etsy page or website, but those are rare. I've had several requests/comments to bring the old work back.

Why open the vault now?
In 2007/2008 I began to change my way of painting, which has been in constant change till about now. That's natural, I believe, but my past work personally doesn't do it for me. 

I have adored the concepts, compositions, colors, etc. always, but relying on black lines is not something I teach. It was a way to make sure my lines showed up, and to clean up the pencil from sketching. The black lines were used as default, without any real purpose. I thank one of my college professors for pointing that out. And I took him seriously.

I moved onto sepia pens, but that my opinion, restricted my work. 
Placed up against my work today, there is a drastic difference in style. Tho you can tell it's still my work, I have moved away from the anime/Disney look to a more realistic. Maybe it's the challenge that I'm after, or that I want my work to be more high end fantasy. Not sure yet as to why the switch. 

Where's the vault's work?
{ Left Image: "Truth" Limited Edition }

So I have started to list the old work up on Etsy. You'll see it clearly up against my current work. It's saturated, deep in rich color, and the lines are heavy. For those of you who have followed my work for many years may remember some pieces, and wonder why some are listed and some are not. Please remember that not only did my style change, but my faith did also. This will affect my choices of what to list.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I really love that "Truth" piece. It's beautiful!

I love your work, and I think it's neat that you've got different styles up in your shop now. I like both of them - the current look, and the past "anime/Disney look". I've always liked darker and richer, but softer can be really nice, too. :) So great job on both counts!

Amanda Makepeace said...

You're in the EBSQ Friday Five!

Kim Vanlandingham said...

Beautiful work! Go ahead and open that Vault!! Congrats on being in the Friday Five too!

Melanie said...

Congrats on being in the EBSQ Friday Five! I'm glad to meet you. I'm heading to your Etsy shop to browse and compare. Thanks for the great information.

I'm curious how your faith has changed and impacted what you choose. I guess I'll have to read more of your blog! :-)

Anonymous said...

Like the old and the new...I can relate to this as well...(-:

Love your art!!

roberto M. said...

Congratulations Sara. Your art is perfect and ethereal